A charming city with sedate tea houses, panda sanctuaries and religious centers, Chengdu provides an excellent opportunity to experience Sichuan culture up close and bask in a tranquil, convivial atmosphere. The city is actually the capital of China’s Sichuan province with its closest neighbors being   Ya'an to the southwest, Meishan to the south and Deyang which lies to the north. It is one location which has it all, from exciting festivals, historic centers and a world-famous opera. All these and so much more mean you will be able to thoroughly enjoy your visit to one of main centers of Chinese culture.

Visitors to Chengdu will be pleased with the plethora of options available for reaching the city. Tourists from Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai will be able to arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport following a three-hour flight while Xi’an on the other hand, is merely 90 minutes away. The airport itself is located 20 km from the city center and taxis and buses are readily available at the airport to ferry visitors there safely. During your visit, you will be able to immerse yourself in Sichuan tea culture and even try out your Mahjong skills, thanks to the ready availability of upscale tea houses in the city. You will also be able to experience the joys of time travel thanks to the iconic Jinli Ancient Street whose buildings all feature the architectural designs of bygone eras giving it a delightful charm and making it a firm favorite with visitors and locals alike.

A visit to the city’s Giant Panda Breeding Research Base will enable you to observe its furry residents snacking placidly on freshly harvested bamboo. Chengdu Zoo is also another great option for viewing Sichuan’s wildlife in a relaxed setting. Once you have been able to view the region’s special fauna, you will also be able to admire the beautiful flora of the region thanks to Chengdu Botanical Garden which is renowned for the beauty of its flower gardens.